The Unbroken Circle: Indigenous Song, Dance, Stories

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The Unbroken Circle: Indigenous Song, Dance, Stories

June 27-July 1, 2022 / Monday–Friday, 1–4 p.m., plus evening concert on Friday
Room: OSL 101

Daystar / Rosalie Jones

The songs and dances of Native North America are a rich source of original forms that serve to express the beauty and power of the natural world and our place in that realm. Here is an introduction to the melodic and rhythmic forms of a variety of tribal Nations across the Americas: Menominee, Ojibway, Cherokee, Creek and Inuit. In most Indigenous cultures, dance and song accompany one another and everyone dances throughout all stages of life. Therefore, participation will include group social dances, how men’s and women’s dances differ, which dances come from ancient times and how new dance and song forms continue to be created today. This material gives a unique perspective on the evolution of world song and dance.

Participant Concert: Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Hall

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: class begins Monday, June 27 at 1 p.m.
Last scheduled activity: Participant Concert, Friday, July 1, 7:30-9 p.m. in Hatch Hall

Professional Development Hours: 15
$330 / noncredit         

“Native American people have volumes to speak, not only to non-Indian society, but to each other as well…I intend to continue not only as a performer, teacher, and choreographer, but also as a catalyst for inter-cultural understanding.” – Daystar / Rosalie Jones

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Read our blog: Summer@Eastman 2020: THE UNBROKEN CIRCLE Native American Song and Dance Workshop